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Photographer from Africa carves out new life in Sarnia

Cathy Dobson An engaging photograph doesn’t just record a moment in time; it tells a story, says Oluwasegun “Bisi” Alawode, a recent Lambton College grad who just mounted his second photo exhibition. “My work is about the beauty or excellence of the people in my photos. That gives it meaning and that’s what I love,”… Read more »

New funding for Lambton College health centre

The prognosis for a new health education centre at Lambton College is looking much brighter thanks to a $20-million pledge from the federal and provincial governments. The boost announced June 24 came just two days after the college had launched a $45-million capital campaign at the Sarnia campus. The Envision Tomorrow campaign aims to raise… Read more »

Torch passed at city auto dealership

Journal Staff It isn’t every day an apprentice mechanic works his up to become president of an automotive company. Yet it’s happened twice now at Lambton Motors, where the new president, Rob Ravensberg, has just been handed the reigns by the retiring one, Harold Hall. ‘It is rare,” Ravensberg said. “But having that kind of… Read more »

PHOTO FEATURE: New city gardens a gift from generous woman

Journal Staff Sarnia newest attraction is a quiet, contemplative spot in the centre of the city. A ceremony last week in Germain Park drew more than 100 people to the official opening of Cox Gardens. The 2.5-acre site is located near the restored Golden Hawk aircraft memorial and features meandering pathways that connect to several… Read more »

Veteran Sarnia footballer enjoying the game again

Barry Wright Adam MacKinnon has found the fountain of youth with the Sarnia Imperials this season. The only player still with the Imps from the iconic football franchise’s rebirth a decade ago says he’s enjoying this campaign immensely. “Originally I had said I would play ten seasons, but I’m having more fun this year than… Read more »

Imperials fall to Ottawa

Josh Hardy (#54) of the Sarnia Imperials makes a diving tackle on an Ottawa Invaders ball carrier, backed up by Sarnia teammates John Bain (#32) and Terry Mauldin (#22) during a June 20 football game at Norm Perry Park. First-place Sarnia lost to Ottawa 21-3 to slip to 3-1 on the season. Cathie Bell Photo

Birthday money for Centennial Park?

The Sarnia park created to celebrate Canada’s 100th birthday could be in line for federal funding set aside to celebrate the nation’s 150th. Centennial Park is currently being remediated and redesigned, a project that will include a new playground, pathways and garden beds, picnic tables and infrastructure services. The city is applying for $836,000 under… Read more »

New Jersey Devils spear Zacha in first round of NHL draft

Pavel Zacha of the Sarnia Sting was selected sixth overall in the first round of the NHL entry draft last Friday by the New Jersey Devils. The 6’3”, 210-pound power forward from the Czech Republic had 16 goals and 34 points in 37 games for Sarnia this past season after being the top choice in… Read more »

Are you kidding me?

These inquisitive goats in Canatara Park prompt a series of reactions from Lila Fleming, left, Hayley Meyer and Emma-Jo Sanderson, right. The Hanna Memorial School students were taking part in a Lambton-Kent Agriculture in the Classroom event, which brought 300 Grade 4 students to the Children’s Animal Farm over several days recently. The free program… Read more »